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Topsy last won the day on January 10 2019

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About Topsy

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    Dude, Trials!
  • Birthday 12/25/93

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    Switzerland

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  1. I actually only just had all this at school.. And I've forgotten most of it already within two weeks.
  2. Can't wait to find out how badly (or not?) this will ride Haven't got the tools around to get the cranks/bb off the old bike and the rear disc of this wheel. Ought to find rim brake friendly rim too and some hs33 adapters. Was looking forward to putting my orange echo booster on it, but the mounts are way too close to eachother at about 84mm. Also not sure what I'll do with the gearing. Front chainwheels look well munched. A headset bearing would help too and a stem with a tad less rise maybe.
  3. I took an absolutely different route and ended up with a Wheeler 8080 frame from not sure when. Should be fun to build up!
  4. I totally forgot it it being cast too. There's a chap in town that welds/builds up completely grenaded cast heads and blocks but I'd probably need to sell a kidney to have any work carried out by him. I suppose it's worth asking him though! Also am contacting the chap that retubed the forks, but honestly I can't be bothered sending them away again.
  5. Yeah one would think so... The work was carried out in the UK as no one in Switzerland does this anymore. Sent it over hust before covid with a quoted lead time of 12 weeks, this got extended a little because he ran out of tapered tubes. Then nothing else but covid happened and I assume he had lots of top paying jobs to do otherwise and my lowly forks were on the backburner gathering a light coat of rust. His reputation is excellent as far as I can tell and I'm a bit surprised and slightly miffed to say the least to find this crack.. I just found a thread where someone is replacing the steering damper anchor points on the tank and deemed silver solder too weak for that, so I'm definitely not doing that with my forks!
  6. Will try to get hold of some phosphoric acid to clean it up. Not sure how well solder would hold up. I'd mainly like to avoid a scenario where I suddenly run over my front wheel as much as possible.. I suppose Adams suggested weld would be stronger? Currently still trying to find the real end of the crack, and I'm not sure if I can drill clean enough - I was always told to drill drum cymbals when they start to crack and not once did that help me..
  7. Finally got my motorcycle forks back after 14 months. Had them retubed as the original tubes were irreparably bent. That part of the post technically should go into the happy thread. However... I got time to inspect them properly yesterday and found a crack at the "drop outs". Probably crash damage from whoever bent them. I didn't see this since I left the paint on when I sent them off to be repaired. Repair dude apparently didn't see it either.... I know there are some talented welders on here. Can this safely be welded with the be tubes in place or would (heat induced) issues with the solder arise? Properly bummed.
  8. Soo, there's a DMR Bolt on ebay.. Anyone fancy gutting it for me and sending the useful parts on? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DMR-Bolt-Full-Suspension-Dirt-Jump-Bike/333926304209?hash=item4dbf8f09d1:g:9fMAAOSwPKNgQmJg
  9. afaik the size of the planet doesn't matter. It all depends on its mass. Think about black holes. I'll try to find the formulas later, technically it should be a reasonably simple calculation. You're looking for Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion I think.
  10. I trust you.
  11. When are you taking orders?
  12. Definitely higher round here, but a lot of things are disproportionately more expensive, food and drink mainly, which is up to double the price. I've got some friends who used to do a 2hr round trip every two weeks to Germany to get their food cheaper (pre covid) and be able to put some money aside. Also, I recently found out that daycare for one child is an eye watering 90quid per day. Sure the wages balance things a little and look really nice on paper but depend on so many things. I'm quite sure they're not double though, especially not after tax, insurance etc. addendum: Some googling reveals that a £90k job should currently be compared with £115k job here.
  13. Same is happening here, and some areas now have laws that only allow a certain percentage of flats/houses to be secondary homes. Of course this has downsides too as some villages that were clearly below that percentage sold up and others that were at the limit are trying to build more houses. Sometimes I think I'd quite enjoy living somewhere* really remote but obviously also couldn't and wouldn't want to compete with rich chaps buying a little weekend home. That said, looking at the prices quoted in this thread maybe I should. The one bedroom flat in the neighouring house had a pricetag of £300k. *not in switzerland. Swiss villages hold next to no appeal to me. Country side is nice, the houses very much less so.
  14. Thanks! It's got way better now, I think I only got one explorer crash within a week, and that pointed to NetFramework this time. if it stays this rare I think I can live with it. I would like to upgrade sometime, but I can't possibly justify it at the moment (not that that would stop me...). Speaking of mobo components: Funnily enough I get coilwhine from the mobo as soon as I start up Trackmania United. Always has done that as soon as the .exe is running. I never figured out why that happens. I don't get it with any other games or programs either. Powerline adapters can be a pain, but when sorted they work great. Depending on how your house is wired you might also get issues though.
  15. I (re-)found/finally tried Bricklinks "Lego Studio" last night. Today I realised that you can load all parts of a selected set into it and start building. It's not what I actually had planned on doing, I actually wanted to build a little landscape for a tensegrity thingy, but now I've spent about three hours assembling some sets I always wanted as a kid and it's made me very happy. Also made me realise how dumbed down the instructions are now a days...